The LSU Board of Supervisors has fired LSU President John Lombardi.  The vote was 12-4 to boot Lombardi from the school.  Former LSU System President Bill Jenkins will take over as interim president.   Critics of the move claim Governor Bobby Jindal is behind the ouster.

He has been in a battle with Lombardi over higher education policy.   Lombardi did not attend the board meeting.   Lombardi has been pushing the plan to bring Louisiana Tech into the LSU System as an alternative to the suggestion that LSUS merge with Louisiana Tech.